Northeast Middle School honored at theater festival

By Michele Dotson

Northeast Middle School’s Theatre Department, under the direction of Mr. Brian Seagroves, brought home honors from the 2014 North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) Middle School Play Festival, held at Kings Mountain High School on March 15. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.38.26 PM

The group presented The Arkansaw Bear at the festival and was presented with the following awards; Excellence in Choreography, and Excellence in Student Design and Production – Scenic Design/Scene Painting.

Each spring, the North Carolina Theatre Conference presents the Middle School Play Festival at two regional sites across the state.

In 2014, more than 300 students from 13 schools participated in the statewide event, presenting 15 plays.  Continue reading

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Second annual 5K to benefit National law enforcement officers’ memorial fund

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.26.16 PMThe second annual 5K run called Soles 2 Remember, will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 8 am beginning at Pine Lake Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Fund

“The goal last year was $3,000,” says Sgt. Michael Gainey from the Mint Hill Police Department. “But we raised $8,000.”

Gainey feels the support was overwhelming because of the nature of the project. Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross – Ancient tradition continues today

By Michele Dotson
Staff Writer
dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The Easter season is marked by many different traditions in the homes and churches around Mint Hill.
An ancient, reverent, and little known custom called Stations of the Cross, is offered at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church on Margaret Wallace Road, St. Luke Catholic Church on Lawyers Road, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road, every Friday through Lent. Continue reading

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VFW Post holds Barbecue

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4059 at 1131 Bain School Road, will hold its semi-annual barbeque April 5 from 11 am to 6 pm. An estimated 300-pound jar of pennies will be raffled off with drawing to be held at 6 pm.
VFW members are Veterans who have been in combat. Profits are used for all veterans in need and other nonprofit organizations. If you are a combat veteran and interested in becoming a member of the VFW, talk to a working member at the barbecue or attend one of the groups meetings. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 12 noon at the Post.

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Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath

Pictured in the attached photo are (front row, l-r) Marty Wyatt, Amelia Ford, Jeanine Mayberry, Lynnette Pritchard; (back row, l-r) Jerry and Millie Mullis.

Pictured in the attached photo are (front row, l-r) Marty Wyatt, Amelia Ford, Jeanine Mayberry, Lynnette Pritchard; (back row, l-r) Jerry and Millie Mullis.

Yesterday a group of Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath at the grave of John Bain, founder of the Historic Bain Academy  The tradition of the wreath-laying was revived in 2013 and continued this year. For many years following John Bain’s death on March 25, 1897, the ladies of Philadelphia Church laid a wreath at his grave on the anniversary of his death.
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Biz Expo brings public, local businesses together

By Michele Dotson dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

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Visitor Donna Baldivid talks with Complements Salon stylist Jane McLamb while filling out a raffle form.

The 2nd annual Biz Expo was held at Blair Road Methodist Church Family Life Center in Mint Hill on Thursday, March 13 from 4 to 7 pm. The event, sponsored by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, was well attended with large crowds anxious to see what local businesses had to offer. Continue reading

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